FILM INDEX continued
Tin Tin And The Mystery 01 Shark Lake (U) (Raymond Le Blanc. Belgium. 1972) 80 mins. Recently revoiced in English. this Tin Tin adventure from the seventies sees the eponymous hero and his companions. Snowy the dog and Captain Haddock. joumey to the Balkans to guard an absent-minded professor. Fdinburgh: Filmhouse.
Titanic (12) (James Cameron. US. 1997) Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Billy Zane. I94 mins. Cameron tackles the story of the doomed ocean liner through a touching love story that isn't overwhelmed by the awesome special effects. Rich girl Rose (Winslet) is unhappily engaged to arrogant Cal (Zane) but falls for third-class passenger Jack (DiCaprio): love blossoms as the ship hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic. In all its on-screen glory. Titanic does indeed look like the most expensive film ever made. conveying both the scale of the disaster and the feeling ofclaustrophobia as the water rises. Falkirk: 17TH. Stirling: Allanpark. Toy Story (PG) (John Lasseter. US. 1995) With the voices of Tom Hanks. Tim Allen. Don Rickles. 8| mins. It isn't just the state-of-the-art images that
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distinguish Disney‘s first computer-generated animation feature. it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship and self-belief combined with an exciting rescue and against-the-clock tension. Toy Story is sprinkled with comic asides. Don‘t be fooled into thinking these toys are just for the kids. Ayr. Odeon. Stirling: Allanpark.
Trial By Fire (15) (Janek Rieke. Germany. 1997) Lisa Martinek. 80 mins. Sparkling social comedy centering on a shy. wimpish twentysomething boy still living with his afﬂuent parents. When he falls in love with an eco—warrior named Lena. his attempts to impress her via a series of 'trials by line are misguided to say the least. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Truman Show (PG) (Peter Weir. US. 1998) Jim Carrey. Laura Linney. Ed Harris. 103 mins. Truman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Seahaven.. but is the unwitting star of the world's longest-running documentary soap opera. The Truman Show (the movie) is ﬂawlessly put together. with script and direction perfectly judged. Carrey. still a schmuck but less ingratiating than usual. surprisingly gives the movie its heart. See review. General release. Unforgiven (15) (Clint Eastwood. US. 1992) Clint Eastwood. Gene Hackman. Morgan Freeman. 123 mins. Clint returns to the saddle as a former killer. tamed by his late wife. but pressed intojoining a bounty hunt which takes him to the town of Big Whiskey and into the presence of its sadistic sheriff (Hackman). A darkly disturbing westem which destroys the genre‘s traditional notions ofclear-cut good and evil. instead presenting violent acts as physically and psychologically painful for victim and perpetrator alike. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Up In Smoke (Lou Adler. US. 1978) Cheech Marin. Tommy Chong. Stacy Keach. 117 mins. Two LA dopeheads attempt to drive a van made entirely out of marijuana back home from Mexico. Shambling festival of drug-related humour. Glasgowz‘ Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cameo.
La Vie De Jesus (18) (Bruno Dumont. France. 1997) 96 mins. Dumont's marvellous film. La Vie De Jesus. asks us to see what unemployment. in all its manifestations. actually feels like. It has as its focus twenty-year-old Freddy. an epileptic living with his mum in the small northern town of Bailleul near Lille. There are wonderfully rendered moments here — the widescreen vistas of the brooding Nord landscape. an explicit sexual encounter in a field - quite as breathtaking as arty in recent cinema. Glasgow: (EFT.
La Vie Révée Des Anges (The Dream life Of Angels) (15) (Erick Zonca. France. 1998) Elodie Bouchez. Natacha Regnier. 113 mins. Zonca‘s first feature follows Bouchez‘s young backpacker who
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arrives in Lille without ajob. Managing to wrangle a mental job. she strikes up a friendship with fellow worker Regnier. who offers her a place to stay in the flat she's looking after. Top heavy with precedents. but there's always room for films in acute sympathy with their leading characters. See review. Glasgow: GFT.
Wag The Dog (15) (Barry Levinson. US. 1997) Robert De Niro. Dustin Hoffman. Anne Heche. 97 mins. A spin doctor cooks up a fictitious war to help a US President through a tricky and scandal-filled re-election campaign - all done-and-dusted well before Clinton‘s Monica Lewinsky scandal surfaced. But outside its frighteningly impeccable timing. this Mamet-scripted satire comes in heavy handed form.
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Film listings are listed by city. then alphabetically by cinema. Film listings comp Ie by Helen Monaghan.
A80, MUIREND: GLASGOW
380 Clarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123.1nfo:0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon—Thu). Child/GAP: £2.
Saving Private Ryan (15) 7.20.
There 5 Something About Mary ( 15 ) 12.20. 5.45. 8.30.
Mercury Rising (15) 12.30. 5.50. 8.35.
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The Truman Show (PG)
Daily: 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.35. There's Something About Mary (15) Daily: 12.20. 3.00. 5.45. 8.30.
Dr Dolittle (PG)
Daily: 12.30. 2.30.
Mercury Rising (15)
Savrng Private Ryan (15)
FRIDAY l6—THURSDAY 22
As one 'prohlem' after another is encountered and solved. the cool. ironic tone of the opening section is rapidly replaced by one of simple hysteria. St Andrews: Picture House.
Way Out West (U) (James Home. US. 1937) Stan Laurel. Oliver Hardy. James Finlayson. 66 mins. The comic duo find themselves 'On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine‘ as they head out to hand over a gold-mine deed. Plenty of good gags in this fast- paced western spoof. Stirling: Allanpark.
Winth Kids 66 mins. Four short films exploring racial experiences in London. Programme includes: Roberto Bangura‘s Sidney Ir Chair. Alrick Riley's The C mtt'reIe Garden. Maureen Blackwood‘s Home Away F mm Home and Lionel Hgakne's Jemima & Johnny. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Wittstocit Wittstoclt (12) (Volker Koepp.
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.
. A80 FILM CENTRE: GLASGOW
326 Sauchiehall Street. 0141 332 1592. info: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. £4 (£3.20 before 5pm). Student: £3. OAP: £3. Child: £2.70.
There's Something About Mary (15) 1.45. 5.30. 8.15.
Savin Private Ryan (15) 2.00. 7.30. Lock, tock And Two Smoking Barrels
Germany. 1997) 119 mins. Award~winning (l8) l-lO. .3735. 6.00. 8.25. documentary filmmaker Koepp charts the lives of Mercury Rlsmg (15) 1.10. 3.35. 6.00. three women. textile workers living in a provincial 8.25.
Cousin Bette(15) 5.15. The Spanish Prisoner (PG) 1.45. 8.25.
FRIDAY 9—THURSDAY L5
The Truman Show (PG)
Daily: 1.10. 3.35. 6.00. 8.30.
There's Something About Mary (15) Daily: 1.45. 5.30. 8.15.
Lock. Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
with in the former GDR from 1974 to present day. Now unemployed. the women attempt to cope with relocation. retraining and the drudgery of endless job hunting. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. The X-Files: Fight The Future (15) (Rob Bowman. US. 1998) David Duchovny. Gillian Anderson. Martin Landau. 121 mins. Transferring the most culturally significant TV show of recent times to the big screen was always going to be a risk. However.
F ight The Future is basically a really. really good ('8) episode of The X-Files complete with almost Dally: 1- le 335i 6‘00 8-30~ incomprehensible plot. A thrilling movie which can menu” R'Sing (15)
Daily: 1.45. 4.30.
Savrng Private Ryan (15) Daily: 7.25.
Daily: 1.30. 3.45. 6.00. 8.55.
FRIDAY l6—THURSDAY 22
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 332 9513 for details and times.
New film due to open on Fri 16:
A Perfect Murder ( 15)
be enjoyed by the X-phile and novice alike. Edinburgh: Cameo. Irvine: Magnum. Paisley: Showcase.
Zwickel Auf Byzicitel (15) (Reinhard Kaltn/ Michel Leiner. Gemtany. 1969/97) 85 mins. 1968. At the peak of the student revolt. seven graduates from L'lnt Film School begin work as a collective on a film. The result remained half-finished until 1997 when two of the original makers completed the editing of the piece. Professor Kahn will attend the screening. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
20th Celtic Film and Television Festival
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34 THE lIST 8—22 Oct 1998
24th - 27th March 1999
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Call for entries-closing date 27th November 1998.
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